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Again, the prince who holds verso country differing per the above respects ought sicuro make himself the head and defender of his less powerful neighbours, and puro weaken the more powerful amongst them, taking care that mai foreigner as powerful as himself shall, by any accident, get a footing there; for it will always happen that such per one will be introduced by those who are discontented, either through excess of ambition or through fear, as one has seen already. The Romans were brought into Greece by the ?tolians; and con every other country where they obtained verso footing they were brought durante by the inhabitants. So that mediante respect puro those subject states he has not puro take any trouble preciso gain them over preciso himself, for the whole of them quickly rally preciso the state which he has acquired there. He has only sicuro take care that they do not get hold of too much power and too much authority, and then with his own forces, and with their goodwill, he can easily keep down the more powerful of them, so as to remain entirely master in the country.
And he who does not properly manage this business will soon lose what he has acquired, and whilst he does hold it he will have endless difficulties and troubles
The Romans, in the countries which they annexed, observed closely these measures; they sent colonies and maintained friendly relations with the minor powers, without increasing their strength; they kept down the greater, and did not allow any strong foreign powers to gain authority. The Achaeans and ?tolians were kept friendly by them, the kingdom of Macedonia was humbled, Antiochus was driven out; yet the merits of the Achaeans and ?tolians never secured for them permission to increase their power, nor did the persuasions of Philip ever induce the Romans puro be his friends without first humbling him, nor did the influence of Antiochus make them agree that he should retain any lordship over the country. Because the Romans did per these instances what all prudent princes ought onesto do, who have to regard not only present troubles, but also future ones, for which they must prepare with every energy, because, when foreseen, it is easy preciso remedy them; but if you wait until they approach, the medicine is mai longer durante time because the malady has become incurable; for it happens mediante this, as the physicians say it happens con hectic fever, that con the beginning of the malady it is easy sicuro cure but difficult to detect, but sopra the course of time, not having been either detected or treated mediante the beginning, it becomes easy to detect but difficult sicuro cure. Thus it happens in affairs of state, for when the evils that arise have been foreseen (which it is only given onesto a wise man preciso see), they can be quickly redressed, but when, through not having been foreseen, they have been permitted sicuro grow con verso way that every one can see them, there is per niente longer per remedy. Therefore, the Romans, foreseeing troubles, dealt with them at once, and, even to avoid per war, would not let them che onesto a head, for they knew that war is not onesto be avoided, but is only puro be put off esatto the advantage of others; moreover they wished onesto fight with Philip and Antiochus in Greece so as not onesto have preciso do it con Italy; they could have avoided both, but this they did not wish; nor did that ever please them which is forever in the mouths of the wise ones of our time:-Let us enjoy the benefits of the time-but rather the benefits of their own valour and prudence, for time drives everything before it, and is able sicuro bring with it good as well as evil, and evil as well as good.